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three in israel. the u.n. warns netanyahu to avoid a new cycle of blood shed. and president obama throwing down a challenge to congress as he gets set to begin critical budget talks on friday. >>> i want to bring you the italian gdp figures. italy is just the latest p second quarter figures were revised higher to 0.7 contraction from 0.8. third quarter gdp looks like it's fallen 0.2% on the quarter. that's better than was expected. it was expected to fall by about half a%. it is down 2.4% on the year. we'll get the rest of the eurozone figures out at the top of the next hour. >>> also coming up, we'll be live in beijing with updates throughout the show as xi jinping it takes over as the head of the communist party. we'll be in frankfurt for a look at how that economy has been affected. gdp showing a slowdown for germany in the third quarter. and we'll hear from the former head of the council of economic advisers austan goolsbee on how the u.s. can avoid falling off the fiscal cliff. plus we'll take you live to tokyo with japan hit by election fever. the yen is falling as a repeate
week high as international pressure mounts for a cease-fire in gaza. u.n. secretary general ban ki-moon is heading to cairo for emergency negotiations. good morning, welcome to the program packed full of fantastic guests to give you you updates and analysis on where we are in trade. if europe, higher by 0.8%. coming off the 3 1/2 month low that we saw in the close on friday, helped along by optimism on the negotiations to avoid a fiscal cliff state side. we saw quite a rally in the u.s. on friday's close and that is feeding through to europe here this morning. ftse 100 higher by 09%, xetra dax by more than 1% and ibex 35 more than half a percentage point. the bond markets, the question is whether or not we'll see a lid on on bond prices on treasuries especially if we manage to overt a fiscal cliff scenario, if we see productive talks continuing. right now we're seeing the yield on on the ten year bund just a little bit higher. we're seeing a bit of buying taking place in the spanish and italian debt market on the ten year and a little bit of selling on on the gilt. the currency mar
assembly is the the wrong place. >> before being secretary of state, you were the ambassador to the u.n. and you've raised this issue in the past. is the u.n. losing its efficacy, is there a better way going forward to address some of these key issues? >> well, i believe in the u.n. and the security council and what has been interesting is the number of resolutions that have been taken, but ultimately what needs to happen is cooperation i think with a regional organization and one looks at what the tools are for doing something. so nato is a very important part they are in all these activities. so from their vantage point of a professor at this time, i think it is interesting to kind of look at what the tools that are available. but the united nations is the voice of the international community. what is really disappointing is the role that the russians are not playing. by taking a stand that is not helpful in terms of supporting the international community. >> would you extend that to their stance with regard to iran? >> well, i think that the iran situation is different. what is inter
. on libya, it was the whole leading from behind. he used the u.n., nato, much more of an internationalist, using the transatlantic institutions, networks that are in place to sort of bring europe back into the fold, firm up the alliance. let's remember romney did make his own campaign trip to europe. it will be remembered mostly by his gaffes in britain and poland, but it's telling that he chose britt tip and poland as places he visited. toes were two members of the bush era, both members who participated in the iraq war, full supporters of that war. is there was worry that the national would be pushed aside. particularly among foreign policy elites here in europe. >> peter, thanks for that. good to speak to you. >> we're also on central bank watch this week and the rba decided to hold off on further easing. this report comes from sydney. >> it was always going to be a call and it has surprised some in the market leaving rates unchanged. aussie dollar hitting session highs above 1.04 u.s. the banks did leave the door open for further stimulus highlighting the strength in the aussie dollar
the center of negotiations, really. the u.n. secretary-general is also in the region. so we seem to have the power players of the diplomatic world in the region, trying to come together with some terms to stop this violence. but violence continues, even though it seemed like we're so close to a cease fire, the finer details are being worked out, the violence continues in gaza. overnight, israeli defense forces attacked again about 100 targets in the gaza strip. today, the militants within the gaza strip have launched about 30 rockets into israel, so the violence continues, even though we seem to be getting more and more people involved in making a cease fire come to a conclusion and end this violence as we begin this second week of this conflict. ross? >> thank you for that. we'll talk to you a little bit later. chapman bell from tel aviv. >>> officials from six world powers are meeting in brussels to plan for a possible new round of talks with iran to avert the threat of a military conflict. also, japan's trade deficit has widened, exacerbated by territorial tensions. now we have the de
. and the u.s. treasury says the u.n. is still undervalued but stopped short of labeling china a currency manipulator. it says china has allowed the u.n. to appreciate 20% since 2010. >>> a new report suggests the u.s. treasury has fewer tools available to stave off a default that it did in 2011. if congress fails to increase the debt ceiling by year end. the bipartisan policy center says the u.s. will hit the $16.4 trillion limit in the last week of december with big payments due -- get this -- on new year's eve. >>> there's still time to scrounge up $2 if you're in the u.s. and go buy a power ball lottery ticket. the jackpot for tonight's drawing, which will take place at 10:59 p.m. eastern, is a record $500 million. it swelled in the past few days. earlier, the megamillions lottery hit a previous record jackpot of $656 million. the power ball is played across 42 u.s. states and the odds of winning it all are one in 175 million. now, if only that could help us solve the fiscal cliff and our debt ceiling issues, then it would really be something. e-mail us your thoughts. and if you're bu
a little better. consumer sentiment has rizzs un. consumer spending has been a bit stronger, but businesses, probably in part because they are more exposed to the global economy and in part, because they may be more aware of these fiscal issues, more directly connected to these fiscal issues, business confidence has been pretty low and investment has responded to that been quite weak. so i think uncertainty has been an important factor. i'm sure it is restraining, particularly longer term investments it is leading businesses to wait for resolution of uncertainty before they make commitments to new hiring and new projects, new markets. and is in that respect, it is clearly a negative. you asked for how much. you know, i think it's probably significant, but it's very, very hard to assess any kind of rigorous way exactly how big the affects r but again, i think they are meaningful, because we see, businesses have been quite cautious and conservative, particularly lately. either the question i think though that's very important is uncertainty about what? there's a lot of uncertainty his the wor
, she along with secretary general ban ki-moon of the u.n., they will push for the cease fire. she first meets in israel with netanyahu to try to see what she can do to get the cease fire in order. because this is day seven now of this conflict where it continues. overnight the israeli defense force targeted 100 different attacks within gaza by air and sea, targets they said were necessary to stop the flow of missiles and rockets out of gaza, underground bunkers, store am depots and even financial institutions for hamas. this morning militants within gaza responded with volleys of rocket there is to israel -- into southern israel in response to the overnight attacks. so there's a growing call for this cease fire particularly over 100 people killed within gaza now. 26 of those are children. so nearly a quarter killed has been children which is growing to the call of a necessary cease fire to figure out how these two sides can come to terms to stop this violence for now. >> okay on. thanks very much, chapman. shareholders of glencore have approved the deal with ex-trxst. we'll get more on
between the palestinian factions and israel. turkish prime minister also in cairo and later today the u.n. secreta secretary-general ban ki-moon is expected to try to solidify a cessation of hostilities. the conflict is ongoing. hospital officials tell nbc news they are operating at a very limited capacity, they are afraid a ground invasion may push the health facilities here to the brink of collapse. >> thank you, we appreciate that report. eamon moyhedin. we'll have more on the tensions in the middle east throughout the morning. let's get back to this discussion that we were having and i'll make what i was trying to, what my case was, steve and jere jeremy, and even countries that deserve austerity it's easier said than done because people will immediately say you've just made it worse and you took a recession and turned it into almost a depression, so it's almost like people want you to extend the, you know, the credit card, give your wayward teenage son an additional $50,000 on the credit card and everything will be okay to avoid that. they're seeing it happening in spain. in spain th
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is meeting with the u.n. secretary general and so every is hoping truth does stick. officials have been hinting there could be one in the next several hours. but on the ground, they are bracing for a possible ground invasion with thousands of soldiers on the border. back to you. >> stay with us over there. we'll be watching hopefully it doesn't happen, but a possibility. we appreciate your report. the nbc team over there, rich article ard engel, he must live in the area because he's always where needs to be. always things exploding around. >> when we come back, we'll talk more about the stories that are likely to drive today's trading, including the crisis in the middle east. we've also got earnings coming up and a speech from ben bernanke. we'll be talking about the looming fiscal cliff. we'll put them all into perspective. i'm glad we got cdw and cisco to design our data center. yeah, the cisco ucsc series server, with the intel xeon processors, help us scale smoothly, like a perfect golf swing. how was it before? clunky and full of unnecessary impediments. like charles' swing. i hear
hostess funeral home. sgit that hail mary effort yesterday between hostess executives and the bakers u.n. to try union, they tried to come to a deal. they couldn't. now it's back to square one, what the judge was discussing on monday, a potential liquidation. they wanted to avoid it. they wanted to avoid costing as many jobs as it would. 18,500 people. that's how many people hostess employs. here's some issues that are going to be on the docket for certain. there is a motion by a trustee to liquidate the company in chapter 7, not chapter 11. what that means is new management would be appointed to affect the winddown, not the current management in place. another motion deals with executive pay. right now the executives are slated to get about $1.75 million as part of the wind-down effort. also a motion over what the employees who would be retained at hostess, those 3,200 people, would actually get paid once they stayed on board and help with the wind-down. the ceo of the company said the wind-down or shutdown, liquidation, whatever you want to call it, costs about $1 million a day. it's n
egypt is meeting with other key players in the region. including the prime minister of turkey, u.n. secretary general moon as well as the prime minister. intense negotiations to avert a ground war in the coming day. >> entire world watching. thank you very much. >>> when we come back, one analyst says the recent sell-off in apple is insanely insane. he is going to rationally explain why next. later, what do beer, bicycle and vegan ice cream have in common? lot more than you might think. we will explain why it is all about investing in this country. [ male announcer ] at scottrade, you won't just find us online, you'll also find us in person, with dedicated support teams at over 500 branches nationwide. so when you call or visit, you can ask for a name you know. because personal service starts with a real person. [ rodger ] at scottrade, seven dollar trades are just the start. our support teams are nearby, ready to help. it's no wonder so many investors are saying... [ all ] i'm with scottrade. ♪ ♪ [ male announcer ] 'tis the season to discover the kid in all of us. the memories
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